Tora! Tora! Tora!

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Overview

This 25-million dollar epic collaboration accurately recreates the events that led to the Japanese attack on the American naval base during World War II. With Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, the wheels are set in motion by Japan to plan the attack. After internal differences in the government, the Japanese quickly mobilize plans for the assault. Key American personnel ignored warnings of the possibility of Japanese aggression. The first part of the film divides scenes from both countries. Part ...
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Overview

This 25-million dollar epic collaboration accurately recreates the events that led to the Japanese attack on the American naval base during World War II. With Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, the wheels are set in motion by Japan to plan the attack. After internal differences in the government, the Japanese quickly mobilize plans for the assault. Key American personnel ignored warnings of the possibility of Japanese aggression. The first part of the film divides scenes from both countries. Part two contains spectacular battle scenes of the bombing that destroyed the American naval base of operations in Hawaii. Governmental errors on both sides add to the confusion, but the Japanese ultimately carry out the deadly mission. The film did well in Japan, did not do well in the he United States, and took years to make back the production costs. It remains an insightful and well crafted World War II action drama that was the result of years of negotiations between the two countries.
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Special Features

Commentayr by director Richard Fleischer & Japanese film historian Stuart Galbraith IV; Day of infamy documentary; History vs. Hollywood - Tora! Tora! Tora!: a giant awakes; AMC backstory: Tora! Tora! Tora!; Behind-the-scenes gallery; Production gallery; Fox movietonews; Original theatricla trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • UPC: 024543817277
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: A
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 2:25:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 24,923

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Balsam Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
So Yamamura Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Joseph Cotten Henry L. Stimson
Tatsuya Mihashi Cmdr. Minoru Genda
E.G. Marshall Lt. Col. Rufus S. Bratton
Takahiro Tamura Lt. Cmdr. Fuchida
Eijiro Tono Admiral Nagumo
Wesley Addy Lt. Commander Kramer
Shogo Shimada Ambassador Nomura
Frank Aletter Lt. Commander Thomas
Leon Ames Frank Knox
Junya Usami Adm. Yoshida
Richard Anderson Capt. John Earle
Neville Brand Lt. Kaminsky
Leora Dana Mrs. Kramer
George Macready Cordell Hull
Rick Cooper Lt. Welch
Elven Havard Doris Miller
June Dayton Miss Ray Cave
Jeff Donnell Cornelia
Shunichi Nakamura Kameto Kirojima
Edmon Ryan Rear Adm. Bellinger
Hisao Toake Saburo Kurusu
Susumu Fujita
Toshio Hosokawa
Hank Jones
Kazuo Kitamura Foreign Minister Matuoka
Karl Lukas
Ron Masak
Carl Reindel Lt. Taylor
Koreya Senda Prince Fumimaro Konoye
G.D. Spradlin uncredited
Asao Uchida Gen. Hideki Tojo
James Whitmore Adm. William F. Halsey
Keith Andes Gen. George Marshall
Edward Andrews Admiral Stark
Norman Alden Maj. Truman Landon
Walter Brooke Capt. Theodore Wilkinson
Richard Erdman Col. Edward French
Jerry Fogel Lt. Cmdr. William Outerbridge
Robert Shayne
Jason Robards Jr. Gen. Walter C. Short
Richard Krisher
Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
Kinji Fukasaku Director
Toshio Masuda Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Inoue Chikaya Editor
James Corcoran Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Richard Day Art Director
Larry Forrester Screenwriter
Osamu Furuya Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
David Hall Asst. Director
Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Shinsaku Himeda Cinematographer
Taizoh Kawashima Art Director
Ryuzo Kikushima Screenwriter
Otto Lang Associate Producer
Herman Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Yoshiro Muraki Art Director
James Newcom Editor
Hideo Oguni Screenwriter
Norman Rockett Set Decoration/Design
Masamichi Satoh Cinematographer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Jack Martin Smith Art Director, Production Designer
Murray Spivack Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Charles Wheeler Cinematographer
Elmo Williams Producer
Douglas O. Williams Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Accurate Account of the Pearl Harbor Attack

    I bought Tora, Tora, Tora because I had seen it a number of years ago on VHS. Being a history major, I was impressed with the historical detail of the movie. The movie also goes into the "back story" on the Japanese side and show how the attack was planned and why it was deemed necessary by the Japanese. It also shows how the US government was almost sleeping through world events, while ignoring the concerns those people who were paying attention to what was going on. Also covered is the fact that Washington had detailed intelligence on Japanese plans, but would not release all of the information to their theater commanders (Admiral Kimmell and General Short). This forced them to guess their best course of action, and they guessed wrong. I was also impressed with the fact that the Japanese actors in the movie actually speak Japanese (not English) as in other WWII movies. This is a movie well worth adding to the collection of any WWII or history buff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Classic Pearl Harbor Movie

    This outstanding American and Japanese film is quite possibly the finest audio-visual narrative of the Pearl Harbor attack. It is historically accurate (save a few minor details), well presented and very exciting. For strategy devotees, this is a must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Holds up extremely well

    The more recent Pearl Harbor went for the James Cameron formula in Titanic, in which an immediate & personal story plays out in the foreground while the historical event is the backdrop. This film was made almost in a documentary style and great care was taken to present a balanced view. This film better explains, as well as a movie can, the forces that drove the Pearl Harbor attack as well as why the United States was caught so unprepared. Great visuals and action complement the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2001

    the second greatest pearl harbor movie off all time!

    It is a great movie. The title is the neatest part. Tora means tiger in japenesse. That was the attack call for the japanesse fighter planes.

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